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Santa Fe is known for its high-end art, Native American jewelry and pottery, and Southwest clothing and home furnishing boutiques. Shops can be found throughout the city, often tucked into small adobe buildings that look unimpressive from the outside but that house unique treasures within. The historic Plaza is a good place to start as it’s surrounded by shops selling a range of items, from souvenirs and gifts to fine art.
The cluster of Native American artists selling their work underneath the portale of the Palace of the Governors is a must-stop. South of town, the Fashion Outlets Santa Fe has stores such as Polo, Brooks Brothers and Le Creuset. In town, DeVargas Center has both national and local stores — its Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe offers kitchen gadgets and cooking classes.
For a truly unique Santa Fe shopping experience, visit the Tesuque Flea Market north of town, near the Santa Fe Opera, where vendors sell an eclectic mix of items from all over the world such as jewelry, beads, rugs and clothing. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from March through December.